The best branding books: 8 books for brand inspiration

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There's a reason that the best branding books are so enduringly popular in creative circles. Providing an unparalleled insight into the world of design and the ways that branding can have an effect on the way we think, it can sometimes feel as though a good branding book is unlocking a whole hidden world of design and psychology.

Plus, great branding books tend to be beautifully designed – you'd be disappointed if they weren't! As such, these and the best graphic design books are ideal for any creative's coffee table, and are a pleasure to pick up and leaf through again and again. We've picked out a selection of our favourites here, from brand new releases to older classics, and if you're looking to inspire some branding creativity, these books will be the perfect choice. 

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Mark Wynne

Mark Wynne is an art director and designer with more than 20 years' experience in the publishing industry. He's been responsible for art directing and rebranding several popular magazine titles, including Official PlayStation Magazine and cult videogame title EDGE, and he was also Art Editor for Computer Arts magazine. Mark is one of Creative Bloq's go-to experts for all things related to design and branding.